Development and External Affairs

Development and External Affairs

Staff List


Office of the Vice President

Brad Cheves, Vice President for Development and External Affairs
Heather Shaw, Assistant to the Vice President for Leadership Projects
Michele Andrews, Senior External Relations Specialist
Martha Mendez, Executive Assistant to the Vice President
Cchea Nugent, DEA Process Specialist
Bonnie Bazley, Campaign Process and Volunteer Specialist

Strategic Affairs
Robert Bucker, Assistant to the Vice President Strategic Affairs
Michelle Baehl, Diversity Officer and Director for Development and External Affairs Staff Development
Rhett Swarb, Project Specialist for Strategic Affairs

Financial Planning and Analysis
Susan Morrison, Financial Officer
Nici Bremer, Assistant to the Financial Officer
Frank McNeny, Accounts Payable Liaison for DEA


Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Astria Smith, Senior Executive Director
Elizabeth Gallegos, Coordinator
Vacant, Department Senior Business Systems Analyst

Alumni Engagement
Mary Margaret Carrillo, Director Alumni Engagement
Lauren Searway, Assistant Director Regional Networks
Vacant, Assistant Director Volunteer Management
Vacant, Associate Director Signature Programs
Elizabeth Kuhlmann, Alumni Events Manager
Jordan Cheek, Administrative Creative Connections

Direct Marketing
Susan Watkins, Director Direct Marketing
Megan Litke, Assistant Director Direct Marketing Solicitations
Peter Kostos, Assistant Director Direct Marketing Communications

Annual Giving and Planning Strategy
Alex Stoops, Director of Annual Giving Planning and Strategy
Vacant, Assistant Director Content Creator/Copywriter
Payton Wade, Assistant Director Digital Marketing
David Gianadda, Department Senior Business Systems Analyst

Leadership and Affinity Giving
Erin Jines, Director
Chris Murphy, Advancement Associate
Arlene Manthey, Leadership Gifts Officer
Angela Bardis, Leadership Gifts Officer
Vacant, Leadership Gifts Officer

Mustang Journeys
Matthew Hunt, Director
Liz Hernandez, Senior Assistant Director Students and Young Alumni
Jeremy Wheatley, Assistant Director Class Ambassadors
Raquel Mena Orozco, Assistant Director Affinity Groups
Vacant, Assistant Director Class Ambassadors
Jennifer Watson, Events and Board Relations Manager

Development Services

Vacant, Senior Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer Development and External Affairs
Brennan Hadden, Senior Development Systems Consultant

Development Management Systems
Charles Gunderson, Director
Joseph Good, Team Lead Applications Development
Willem Vandenberg, Senior Developer
Vacant, Senior Developer
Ashley Tomberlin, Associate Developer
Vacant, Department Report Specialist
Scott Ruff, Department Business Systems Senior Analyst
Vacant, Department Report Associate

Prospect Development
Sarah Daly, Director
Alexus Selio, Assistant Director for Prospect Management
Stephanie Robertson, Prospect Management Analyst
Vacant, Assistant Director of Development Research
Janey Rodriguez, Researcher for Special Projects
Sara Cucinotti, Advancement Researcher
Lea Andrah Beckworth, Advancement Researcher
Valerie Pennington, Advancement Researcher

Records and Gift Administration
Chase Robinson, Director
Jared Calkins, Assistant Director of Financial Controls
Vacant, Business Systems Analyst
Rene Reid, Quality Assurance Specialist

Constituent Records
Diane Kucera, Associate Director
Janet Asberry, Data Integration Specialist
Alex Estrada, Senior Records Specialist
Roberta Martin, Senior Records Specialist
Dianna Zaragoza, Records Specialist
Andrea Hogg
, Records Specialist
Sylvie Wilson, Records Specialist

Gift Administration
Nayoakee Parker-Becker, Associate Director for Gift Processing
Cindy Smith, Senior Gift Specialist
Maria Cheesar, Gift Specialist
Britt Guild, Gift Specialist
Vacant, Gift Specialist

Principal and Major Gifts

Blake Davis, Assistant Vice President
Vacant, Assistant to the Assistant Vice President Principal and Major Gifts
Ann Fielder, Philanthropic Advisor

Corporate and Foundation Relations
Rob Strauss, Director Corporate and Foundation Relations
Vacant, Grant Writer
Darren Rich, Director of Development SMU DataArts
Timothy Angell, Director Corporate Engagement

Gift Planning
Tim Aronson, Executive Director
Renee Bowen, Coordinator
Vacant, Director Gift Planning

Major Gifts
Vacant, Director
Justin Rourk, Major Gifts Officer
Eric Robinson, Major Gifts Officer
Christina Miller, Major Gifts Officer
Vacant, Major Gifts Officer
Vacant, Major Gifts Officer
Vacant, Major Gifts Officer
Vacant, Major Gifts Officer
Vacant, Coordinator


Program Services and Donor Relations

Dana Ayres, Senior Executive Director

Program Services and Tate Lecture Series
Erin Sutton, Associate Director of Program Services
Carla Scott Jones, Assistant Director for Special Projects
Briana Frazier, Event Assistant
Kate Boyd, Assistant Director, Communications
Jeff Lockhart, Associate Director of Program Services
Alex Leever, Event Coordinator
Vacant, Event Assistant
Kelsey Lang, Coordinator for Ticketing, Boards and Sponsorships
John Saltzgiver, Coordinator

Donor Relations and Stewardship
Rachel Kimball, Director
Carey Garrett, Assistant Director for Donor Relations, Stewardship
Ryan Garrett, Stewardship Communications Manager
Ashley Park, Assistant Director of Donor Relations, Endowment Manager
Tessa Schreiner, Assistant Director of Donor Relations, Scholarship Stewardship
Jill Rogers,  Assistant Director for Donor Relations Naming Opportunities
Carrie Marquis,  Donor Relations Assistant
Jordan HardinFund Stewardship Coordinator


Marketing and Communications

Regina Moldovan, Assistant Vice President
Karen Hart, Assistant to the Assistant Vice President Marketing and Communications

Creative Marketing
Emily Hughes Armour, Executive Director
Vicki Olvera, Creative Director
John May, Senior Designer Campaign Communications
Logan Edwards, Senior Designer
Deborah Clanton, Production Designer
Alexis Olajay, Production Designer
Patricia Ward, Lead Writer/Editor
Vacant, Copy Editor
Bindu Varghese, Lead Writer Admissions and Academics
Cherri Gann, Admissions Writer
Mose Kane, Content Creator
Vacant, Lead Writer Campaign Communications and Development
Amanda Upton, Writer Campaign Communications and Development
Laura Graham, Director Photo and Video
Hillsman Jackson, Senior Photographer
Myles Taylor, Senior Videographer
Vacant, Production Photographer

Media and Community Relations
Kim Cobb, Executive Director
Wendelin Donahue, Director Community Engagement
Nancy George, Associate Director Media Relations
Monifa Thomas-Nguyen, Media Relations Manager Science and Technology
Stephen Fasoro, Media Relations Manager 
Bob Ehlert, Commentary Editor

Planning and Campaign Marketing
Neil Robinson, Executive Director
Jamie Abbott, Director Planning Operations
Lisa Barnes, Director Project Management
Katy Scott, Director Project Management
Gina Wang, Producer and Project Manager
Jessica Norris, Project Manager

Strategic Communications
Dianne Anderson, Director Strategic Communications
Greg Ramirez, Director University Communications
Anthony de Bruyn, Director of Internal Communications

Digital Marketing
Pamela Ten Eyck, Senior Director
Cresencio Cantu, Associate Director Digital Marketing
Bill Robinson, Web Developer
Vacant, Front End Web Designer
Gary O'Berg, Associate Director AV Production
Jesse Hopkins, Analytics Manager

Social Media and Content Marketing
Jeremy Villanueva, Director
Liana Dobbs, Social Media Manager
Vacant, Social Media Manager


School and Project Development

Paula Voyles, Assistant Vice President
Gina Bratcher, Assistant to the Assistant Vice President School and Project Development
Brandon Starr, Director of Development University Programs
Laurie Ann Ross, Director of Development General University
Carolina Garza, Advancement Associate

Athletics Development
Matthew Peters, Senior Associate Athletics Director Development
Rachel Ryan, Administrative Assistant
Bob Sharp, Director Major Gifts
Vacant, Director Development Operations and Stewardship
Vacant, Operations Coordinator Athletics Development
Darrick Roberson, Athletics Development Coordinator
Joshua Whittenburg, Assistant Athletics Director Development
Jordan Mack, Assistant Director of Athletics Development
Jake Yurachek, Assistant Director Athletics Giving

School Development

Cox School of Business
Ashley Pitts, Director of Development
Vacant, Advancement Associate

Dedman College
Clayton Ellis, Director of Development
Norma Munoz, Advancement Associate

Dedman School of Law
Anne Beard, Director of Development
Meg McLaughlin, Advancement Associate

Lyle School of Engineering
Maya Jhangiani, Director of Development
Meredith Bayoud, Advancement Associate

Meadows School of the Arts
Nick Weege, Director of Development
Vacant, Advancement Associate

Perkins School of Theology
John Martin, Director of Development
Rose Burns, Advancement Associate

Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Laura Madden, Director of Development
Ambriehl Higgins, Advancement Associate


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